Steve Jobs trading mansion for 'modesty'
WOODSIDE, CA -- It's finally happening. Steve Jobs is bulldozing his historic Woodside mansion and replacing it with a sparse, utilitarian, monkish, Zen-like single-family home.
The dilapidated 1920s Spanish hacienda Jobs bought in 1984 will be leveled. The mansion has 30 rooms, 14 bedrooms and 13.5 baths.
All this comes after six years of detailed cost comparisons, environmental impact surveys, court appeals, and unrelenting legal kung fu with state and local preservationists.
In its place, the Apple CEO plans to erect a brand new $8.4 million single-family home. Blueprints, acquired by Gizmodo, show a small, private retreat that features lots of native trees and plants, a simple three-car garage.
It should be a modest 5-bedroom home with plenty of windows and decks, a network of lighted stone walkways, and a private vegetable garden.
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